Our church building is surrounded by the apartments of university students from dozens of different countries. First Assembly people have a variety of ways to get involved with internationals including All Nations Christian Fellowship (our campus student organization), the Sunday school college and career class, and the International Friends program through the university.
However, some internationals find that their English language ability is not advanced enough to understand our church services and other activities. To deal with this problem a few years ago we began a Sunday evening meeting called “Discussion Group: Bible as Foundation of Western Culture” with the twin goals of helping students learn the Bible in a way that recognized their limited English ability and their lack of any contact with Bible concepts from their own backgrounds. This group currently meets from 7:30 to 9 pm on Sunday evenings at the home of Ross and Sheri Haselhorst. Call 573-578-7834 or email Ross Haselhorst for more information.
In addition, a group called “Oral English and Culture Discussion Group” meets on Wednesday afternoons from 5 to 6 pm in room 202 of the S&T campus library. (Contact the same number and email above for details.) The intention of this group is more just to practice spoken English while getting familiar with American culture and learning about other cultures as well.